433 Railroad Reciprocal Switch File

Functional Group RG

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Railroad Reciprocal Switch File Transaction Set (433) for use within an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide electronic updates for the reciprocal switch status (open, closed or conditionally open) of railroad customers.


Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To indicate the beginning of a transaction set

  3. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

  4. To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length

  5. To specify the location of the named party

  6. To specify the geographic place of the named party

  7. SMS Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 4
    1. To identify the specific railroad carrier codes associated with the station

    2. To identify the specific station that indicates the switching district for a given railroad terminal or the specific station used to identify a geographical location as a rate base location

    3. To specify the geographic place of the named party

    4. To communicate basis of pricing, such as contract number, quote number, or tariff number

    5. CD Loop Optional
      Repeat 150
      1. To specify condition restrictions or provisions applicable to the rate docket

      2. To convey the Standard Transportation Commodity Code (STCC) and associated descriptions

      3. To transmit the identifying SCAC code and effective date for the data in the transaction set

      4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

  8. To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)

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